Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Hurleys in:
 • Emmanuel Cathedral
 • Durban
 • eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
 • KwaZulu-Natal
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Rev Denis Eugene Hurley
Birth: Nov. 9, 1915
Cape Town
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality
Western Cape, South Africa
Death: Feb. 13, 2004
eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Roman Catholic Bishop. Ordained priest through the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. At the age of 31, he became the then-youngest Roman Catholic bishop in the world; it was a position in which he served for 45 years. He was a tireless and courageous opponent of apartheid and sought social, economic, and religious justice for all peoples throughout his life. At great personal risk he engaged in political opposition to the existing regimes in the Republic of South Africa, criticizing police terror tactics and governmental oppressions. The agitation of anti-apartheid crusaders, including Hurley, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, brought the political issues of Africa south of the Sahara onto the world stage. He never ended his quest for human rights, even after retirement in 1992 as Archbishop to return to the role of a parish priest at Emmanuel Cathedral. He was at the forefront of the ecumenical movement and he befriended religious leaders of all denominations across Africa, many of whom read tributes at his memorials. His funeral Mass filled Durban's ABSA Park Stadium to capacity, an appropriate farewell for the avid sports fan. (bio by: Anonymous) 
Emmanuel Cathedral
eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Always with Love
Record added: Mar 07, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8481072
Rev Denis Eugene Hurley
Added by: Always with Love
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Cindy
 Added: Feb. 13, 2016

- Cindy
 Added: Nov. 9, 2015

- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Feb. 13, 2015
There are 67 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 32 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service